Like all young dogs, puppies destined to become police dogs rely on people to feed and care for them.
In January Essex Police became the proud owners of nine German Shepherd puppies. Seven of the playful pups will begin training to become general purpose police dogs in January 2012 but until then they'll be cared for by volunteers known as puppy walkers.
Puppy Flo will be cared for by puppy walker Julie Boxer from Billericay.
She'll be using this blog to keep residents of Essex up to date with Flo's progress.
Over to you Julie!